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Winter scent blends for your soap, naturally

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soapAs the cold air nips at our noses and the snow descends on the earth, you may think it is time to get out the winter coats, put the shovels on alert and light a fire.

I suppose you'd be right, but I was thinking that it was time to make some winter soaps. You may remember the summer scent blends that got us all in the spirit for sun and fun, so now let's get creative and winterize our soap scents.

Again, we will focus on natural blends only, using essential oils and infusions, and we will create a balanced blend so that the scents last as long as our bar of soap does.


Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, you smell simply heavenly . . . The sweet orange lends this blend a hint of the concolor type of tree, my family's favorite.
1 part vanilla infused fractionated coconut oil
2 parts spruce essential oil
3 parts sweet orange essential oil
1/2 part cinnamon essential oil
1/2 part patchouli essential oil

This scent to me is mystical, winter-y, swirling snow at night and invokes relaxation during what can be a very stressful and busy season.
1 part frankincense essential oil
1 part vanilla infused fractionated coconut oil
4 parts lavender essential oil

Do candy canes, hot cocoa and sweet vanilla conjure winter dreams for you? Try this scent blend:
3 parts vanilla infused fractionated coconut oil
1 part peppermint essential oil
1/2 to 1 part cocoa absolute
You can boost the chocolate scent by adding some raw cocoa butter to your recipe and also by making cocoa powder swirls.

Or maybe it is ginger cookies . . .
3 parts vanilla infused fractionated coconut oil
1 part ginger essential oil
1 part cinnamon essential oil
3 parts sweet orange essential oil
3 parts lemon essential oil
1/2 part clove essential oil

Need some more winter scent blend ideas? Try A World of Aromatherapy's article brimming with recipes like the Three Wise Men blend and more.


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